Following are the top schools and colleges for arts administration programs:

Belhaven University
- The Bachelor of Science in Arts Administration degree program gives candidates the knowledge, skills, and training needed to administrate the commercial side of the arts in a variety of settings.
- Students within this degree track must complete an arts administration internship/practicum within the Belhaven University School of the Arts, local art organization, or performing arts company.
- The Templeton Guide: Colleges That Encourage Character Development has recognized Belhaven for leadership in the field of student character development for spiritual growth programs.

Indiana University
- The School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IU offers the Master of Arts in Arts Administration program which can be completed in 16 months, with three semesters of course work and an internship.
- There are also opportunities to pursue a Minor in Arts Administration. IU students in doctoral programs can obtain a Doctoral Minor in Arts Administration.

Boston University
- The Master of Science (M.S.) in Arts Administration is an independent degree program within Boston University's Metropolitan College.
- The Arts Administration Program is designed for those who wish to pursue careers in visual arts, performing arts, and arts service organizations in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

University of Cincinnati
- The Graduate Arts Administration Program is designed to train students to become successful CEOs and senior managers of nonprofit arts and cultural institutions. The University offers two comprehensive programs of graduate study in the field: A two-year course of study leading to an M.A degree in Arts Administration, and a dual degree program awarding both the M.A. and M.B.A. degree in Arts Administration.
- Applying to the Arts Administration program at the University of Cincinnati is competitive. The program tends to give priority to applicants who display previous experience in the field of arts administration.

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